The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Category Archives: Art and Craft
ast week I did some testing for cone 6 glazes made with the clay and ash from the farm. I would like to develop some nice glazes from those materials to use in my electric kiln at cone 6. The … Continue reading
oday we unloaded some more hay from the hayloft in the morning (we figure there is hopefully only 3 more loads (60 bales) left)! I also loaded my small electric kiln with the Bouja bowls above that I threw this last … Continue reading
rgillologists is what my student, Jackson, and I named ourselves as we dug clay at the farm all afternoon today. Argilla is Latin for clay. It was a fantastic day, with the scouring rush > blooming around us. This was … Continue reading
n Wednesday, my Mom helped me set up our clay processing equipment behind the barn. I ran all of the trimmings (clay scraps from pottery making) from our ‘gutter’ from last year through the whole process to clean them, so the … Continue reading